5 Ways to Build a Better LinkedIn Profile

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In this Free Guided Project, you will:

Complete each section of an existing LinkedIn profile using LinkedIn best practices

Choose, edit, and resize a photograph to meet LinkedIn ideal sizing guidelines

Create a testimonial request template to send to LInkedIn contacts

Showcase this hands-on experience in an interview

Clock2 hours
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

In this 2-hour long project-based course, you will learn how to complete each section of an existing LinkedIn profile, choose, edit, and resize a photograph to meet LInkedIn ideal requirements, and create a testimonial request template to send to LinkedIn contacts. By the end of this project you will have created a LinkedIn profile optimized for searches and content. A LinkedIn profile can have significant impact on the shaping and building of your digital professional brand. With so much of our professional lives now virtual, personal branding is of great importance. Each task in this project is designed to enhance your LinkedIn profile and help you become confident in navigating each section of your profile. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.


Some business experience and experience navigating LinkedIn

Skills you will develop

  • Business Communication
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Resume Development

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Review each section of an existing LinkedIn Profile

  2. Complete each Section of an Existing LinkedIn Profile

  3. Complete Profile Sections and Editing a photo to meet LinkedIn ideal Requirements

  4. Identify individuals in your LinkedIn Network to Provide Endorsements and Recommendations

  5. Create a Recommendation request template

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step



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